Project Self-Sufficiency offers legal clinic

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:53

    NEWTON — Project Self-Sufficiency will offer a legal clinic on Thursday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the agency's main office on Route 206 in Newton. The clinic is designed to help participants prepare and file motions pertaining to family law, particularly in the areas of child support, visitation, and custody. The clinic, which does not provide legal representation, consists of meeting with a local attorney, who helps participants to properly complete paperwork. The clinic is free and open to the public, however, participants must meet certain eligibility requirements. "The legal clinic is a do-it-yourself program with volunteer attorneys acting as facilitators," said Holly Lusardi, Project Self Sufficiency's legal services coordinator. "We are fortunate to have a panel of distinguished attorneys from the area who donate their time and expertise to our clinics and seminar series." Local attorney, Natalie Thompson, who focuses her practice in the area of matrimonial law, will facilitate the legal clinic. She is an associate in the Hopatcong law office of Gruber, Colabella, Liuzza, Kutyla and Ullmann. Project Self-Sufficiency is a non-profit organization that provides its clients with a host of services, many of which are also open to the public. These programs include one-on-one consultations with area attorneys, a court accompaniment service, pro se divorce workshops, legal clinics for assistance with the preparation of family law motions, and monthly legal forums. For more information call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-383-5129.